Use Pivot Tables and Slicers on Protected Worksheets

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How to allow the use of a Pivot Table and its Slicer on a worksheet that is protected.

This allows you to keep your data safe from the user while allowing them to still analyze the data, expand and collapse rows, and filter though all of the data in the Pivot Table.

This tip works if the worksheet is protected with or without a password and it should not interfere with any other part of the spreadsheet.

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Password Protect Worksheets (msft)

Pivot Tables (msft)

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